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The Cellular and Molecular Biology of Pattern Formation - David L. Stocum

The Cellular and Molecular Biology of Pattern Formation

By: David L. Stocum (Editor), Timothy L. Karr (Editor)

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Published: 30th August 1990
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The mechanisms that control region-specific and axial patterning of cell differentiation during embryogenesis have fascinated experimental biologists for over 100 years. This book describes recent advances in our knowledge of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of pattern formation. The contributors, all active experimentalists, describe research within the two main conceptual frameworks currently employed for analyzing patterning: positional information and induction. The developmental time frame covered extends from the oocyte to developing organ systems, and a wide range of research organisms, from hydrozoans to birds is represented.

"The editors provide a useful synopsis summarizing the major findings." --Aslib Book Guide "In 10 chapters the various authors all from the USA present much of what was exciting in embryo research in the second half of the 1980s." --Cell Biology International

1: Gary Freeman: The Establishment and Role of Polarity During Embryogenesis in Hydrozoans 2: Kathryn V. Anderson et al.: Maternal Control of Embryonic Dorsal-Ventral Pattern in Drosophila 3: Possible Roles of Localized Maternal mRNAs in the Development of Xenopus laevis, Daniel L. Weeks 4: Pattern Formation and Zygotic Gene Action in Drosophilia, Timothy L. Karr 5: David R. McClay, Mark C. Alliegro, and Jeffrey D. Hardin: Cell Interactions as Epigenetic Signals in Morphogenesis of the Sea Urchin Embryo 6: Marianne Bronner-Fraser: Environmental Influences on Neural Crest Migration 7: Christina Thaller and Gregor Eichele: Towards a Molecular Understanding of Vertebrate Limb Morphogenesis: Retinoids and the Specification of the Anteroposterior Limb Pattern in the Chick Embryo 8: Chris R. Kintner and Jane Dixon: Gene Expression and Function During Neurogenesis in Amphibian Embryos 9: Cathy J. Wedeen, David J. Price, and David A. Weisblat: Analysis of the Life Cycle, Genome, and Homeo Box Genes of the Leech, Helobdella Triserialis 10: John Panitz: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Status and Prospects for Imaging Biological Structure on and Angstrom Level 11: David L. Stocum and Timothy L. Karr: Synopsis

ISBN: 9780195060577
ISBN-10: 0195060571
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 30th August 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.62